Potty Training


This blurry picture is Ben dancing and hugging his new underwear. (In front of a sink full of cake dishes- one of the kids said I should blur that out.) I’ve always subscribed to the theory that my kids should be the ones potty training, not me. Meaning I wasn’t going to start the process… Continue Reading

Hope is….

I think one of the hardest things about my anxiety is the loss of control of what I can and can’t do. Until I experienced it I never could have understood how physically exhausting/limiting it is. Another quote that’s been on my fridge for almost 8 years is “Hope is the feeling you have, that… Continue Reading

One Resolution for 2015


2014 is almost over! Literally in just a couple hours! It’s so hard to believe. As usual this time of year I think about what I would resolve to do better if I actually MADE New Years Resolutions. My list of things I should have done better was starting to get (a lot) longer than… Continue Reading

Christmas is Real.


My kids will tell you I’m a believer. Whenever they ask if Santa was real I can honestly say “I believe Christmas is magic!” I love that Jack comes home from school and searches for Dexter our house elf, and keeps me updated on his every move. I love the lights, the hot chocolate, I… Continue Reading

Cinnamon Rolls

The Cinnabon near us has a window so you can watch the cinnamon rolls being made, I realized that to get that yummy gooey filling I needed something more than a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. They spread a thick mixture on the dough before rolling it up so here is my copy cat recipe. First… Continue Reading



This is my favorite ganache recipe: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 2 TBL unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla (optional) Place the chocolate chips in a bowl then warm 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 tbl butter until you start to see little bubbles on the edges but not… Continue Reading

Embracing the Smell.


We got rain. We’ve all been praying for rain and after the drought last year we were so grateful to get it! My kids played in our “swamp” until 10pm and had the best time. That was last Wednesday. Saturday Jonathan and the kids found and cut a GORGEOUS tree. It’s so beautiful- 17 1/2… Continue Reading


I dont know what to title this. The sound that a balloon makes as you let the air out of it is what I was going for. It was a good day, church was good, we finished up our Christmas decorations (except the tree which we will get Friday.) But tonight I am sad. Not… Continue Reading



This fall I have been watching a tree. Our neighborhood has such a beautiful variety of colors in November- I especially LOVE the red leaves. We watch the trees go from green to a bright red and from the time Scott was little we’ve called them “FIRE trees” like this one on the corner near… Continue Reading



I will admit I have been a little cheesed out by the idea of Time Out For Women in the past. I knew it had great things to offer but I had only gone once and didnt have a lot of experience with it. I went to one earlier this year with a BAD ATTITUDE…. Continue Reading